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Wanting to move my genie into a closet?


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#1 OFFLINE   booboo

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:19 PM

We are where we are able to mount my tv over my fireplace. Right next to the fireplace is a linen closet. I am wanting to take the top shelf and use it for my Genie and Blue Ray player. My question is will DTV move the coax where ever I want it run? Also, if they will what kind of charge is this to me? Also i want to move my phone line for my UVerse. Is this something I could pay the tech a little extra to do for me or should I call AT&T? I don't need them to snake any wires. I will take care of all power cord placements before the DTV tech moves my Genie.


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#2 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:37 PM

TV over the FP is a decorator's idea. Bad.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:46 PM

I've often heard that over a fireplace is not a good place for a television, but it really doesn't get that hot.



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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:04 PM

Oh I forgot to mention that we don't use the fireplace. It's a gas fireplace and I don't care for gas. It was here when we moved in.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:25 PM

You would probably be better off hiring someone locally to do your wiring. DirecTV won't move the coax drop without charging you, and even then would probably only do that specific item and not your other items. Find a general handyman, or a low voltage contractor. Or maybe find a DirecTV or cable installer and approach him directly and ask if they do side work for direct cash payment.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:40 AM

Oh I forgot to mention that we don't use the fireplace. It's a gas fireplace and I don't care for gas. It was here when we moved in.


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It's still a bad idea. TVs should be mounted at eye level. Shifts at less than 15 degrees will affect image quality.  


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 06:56 AM

It's still a bad idea. TVs should be mounted at eye level. Shifts at less than 15 degrees will affect image quality. 

With the proper mount the display can be tilted downwards.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:57 AM

With the proper mount the display can be tilted downwards.

still not the same


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

And the neck has to tilt back to see up, regardless of whether the screen is tilted at a 90 degree angle or not. 


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 12:38 PM

Unless it the only place to put it tvs really shouldn't go over fire places ever.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:59 PM

Here is a pic of my living room and I don't have a problem with the angle. It can be done just need the distance and no mantle in most cases to get the right angle.

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 09:48 PM

Your seating area is way too far away!!  :)  

 

 

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:06 AM

Here is a pic of my living room and I don't have a problem with the angle. It can be done just need the distance and no mantle in most cases to get the right angle.

your set up is not conventional, most fireplaces have a mantle and folks put up the TV a foot or more higher making it a really pain in the neck, literally.  You are a few of the exception, although I would have put it a little bit lower


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Posted 20 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

I actually took the mantle off and our couches are recliners so the view is at a perfect level.  :up:



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 01:59 PM

I was doing the same. Removing the mantle. Then my tv level will drop by at least 12 inches. ImageUploadedByDBSTalk1395431932.807029.jpg this is what I have now.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:41 PM

I was doing the same. Removing the mantle. Then my tv level will drop by at least 12 inches.  this is what I have now.


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Yep, installing the TV above the mantle will make it very high


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:08 PM

Yeah above would be really high but depending on how far back you are from it then it could be fine without the mantle.



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:23 PM

We would be at least 12ft from the tv. That's a guess, I don't fill like getting a tape out and measuring. lol


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

I never understood the concept of placing a tv above a fireplace. It is just plain dumb, dumb to be there and dumb in the head!


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:45 PM

I never understood the concept of placing a tv above a fireplace. It is just plain dumb, dumb to be there and dumb in the head!

I think marketing pictures has a lot to do with this.


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